ANNUAL MEMBERS’ PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2010
3 DECEMBER 2010 – 28 JANUARY 2011
Photofusion is delighted to announce its second members’ exhibition, which reflects the different genres, approaches and interests from photographers within the membership scheme. Open to annual members to submit work, fourteen photographers have been selected and will show prints either from a recently completed series or a project in development.
Miranda Gavin, Deputy and Online Editor of the bimonthly contemporary photography magazine HotShoe, will open the exhibition and choose a photographer whose work will receive the “Hotshoe Photofusion Award” title. The winner will also receive an annual subscription to the magazine, a single page feature including profile and image in the February/March issue of the magazine, and an interview with Miranda Gavin on the Hotshoe blog. The public will also have a chance to vote for their favourite photographer, who will receive the “AMPS/10 Public’s Choice” at the end of the exhibition.
Photojournalist Oliver Woods traveled to Mongolia to document one of the last major working steam railways in the world, at a vast open cast coal mine. His images show the division between the visiting Chinese who represent new China and the railway workers who represent the past. Toby Smith traveled to Madagascar to document the illegal logging of ebony and rosewood. The resulting work has helped to highlight the situation and a legal verdict is pending. The subject of David & Magda Sampson’s series is the abandoned mine of Pozzo Sanna in Sardinia.
Freud’s theory of the uncanny is the inspiration for Vikram Kushwah’s series of black and white images which create a strange and sinister narrative. Chris Stockbridge’s video work reflects the claustrophobia and frustration of family relationships. Jo Phipps’ project Chance Procedures is a series of clandestine portraits, shot using her iphone, of people on the bus. The portraits are a glimmer into other people’s busy lives, when they are at a point of quiet, contemplative thought. Jason Larkin’s series Past Perfect focuses on the museums of Egypt and the different styles used in curating and presenting the past to audiences.
As Above, So Below is a series of photographs made by Odette England while on a residency in Australia. Inspired by indigenous people’s belief that the heavens and the earth are the foundation of all creatures, England photographed the desert landscape of Southern Australia from directly above and below a single standing point, brought together as a double exposure. David Gopsill explores the genre of still life with his series of photographs of objects which were once useful to man but are now products of wastefulness and neglect.
Jane Ward’s meticulously constructed digital photographs have been repeatedly broken down and collaged to create scenes of imaginary, fragmentary and transient land/cityscapes. Kellie French and Gary Anderson work together to create playful, surreal images which form narratives between found objects.
Street photographer Alexander Bartsch provides us with his interpretation of the city in his series of photographs, which have a hint of grime, humour and voyeurism. Heiko Prigge’s project of desolate skate parks at night emphasizes the eerie, alien-like nature of them when uninhabited.
As part of an exploration into loss and memory, Miranda Hutton began to photograph the bedrooms of children who had passed away. In each room a gradual process of change occurs, both uniquely and indefinitely. For Miranda, each photograph in The Rooms Project reflects one moment in an ongoing healing process.
Photofusion established its membership scheme in 1992 and has supported many award-winning photographers.